Integrative and Experiential Learning Session: Examples & Tips: Strategies for Helping Students Make Connections (CTE7700)Export this event to calendar

Thursday, May 27, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Location: Online

Facilitator: Erica Refling (Centre for Career Action), Katherine Lithgow (Centre for Teaching Excellence), and Victoria Feth (Centre for Teaching Excellence)


Integrative learning is about encouraging students to connect classroom learning to other courses, experiences, extra-curricular activities, or work. This webinar will showcase integrative teaching and learning strategies that can be readily incorporated into courses. It will be filled with examples and tips from across the Faculty of Arts, many of which were generously shared by Waterloo Arts instructors using these activities in their courses. We will explore how these strategies can be strengthened by making explicit and transparent connections to students' experiences, including the world of work. Instructors from all Faculties are encouraged to attend as these tips and examples are often transferrable across disciplines. 

We will close with 30 minutes for Q&A and discussion.  

Intended Learning Outcomes: By the end of this webinar, you should be able to: 

  • Describe integrative learning, including its importance and challenges for higher education. 
  • Understand and appreciate that knowledge, skills, and values developed in courses are frequently applicable to learning, work, and life more broadly. 
  • Identify strategies and activities that you can incorporate into your own courses. 
  • Feel more confident designing teaching and learning activities for integrative learning.  


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Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.